This Month's Featured Guide
Prunus avium 'Sweetheart'
An excellent dark red dessert cherry to extend the season - picking until very late in September. Very heavy cropping. The fruits ripen over a very long period so if heavy rain spoils some of the crop, there will be plenty more to come. Excellent flavour.
Tree Form: Cordon.
This new variety is extremely heavy cropping and ripens very late in the season. The berries are large and firm and if left to ripen on the bush fully have a rich flavour and lovely aroma. Beautiful red autumn foliage.
Plant size: 2 litre pot.
Available for delivery: all year.
Rheum hybridum 'Thompson's Terrifically Tasty'
This aptly named variety goes back more than 80 years to the village of Great Oakley in Essex. It has been selected year on year and replanted by the Thompsons, who grow rhubarb commercially for sale into the London wholesale markets. It's great attribute is that it is the very first outdoor rhubarb on the market, as early as February, which means that it competes with the forced 'Golden Triangle' rhubarb but without all the bother of harvesting in the cellar with a candle on your head! In the first New Year flush the stems are shortish but thick and plentiful. The second crop in mid summer is an altogether larger stem of fine mid red colour. The flavour is delicious and when cooked with a handful of elderflowers makes a superb dessert.
Available for delivery: late November - mid April.
Rosa rugosa (Ramanas Rose)
A fast growing, prickly hedge bearing large fragrant magenta flowers in the summer and huge orange-red rose hips in the autumn. The hips can be used to make syrup, wine or jelly. Plant 30-60cm (1-2ft) apart. Ultimate height (untrimmed): 2.1m (7ft). Recommended hedge height: 1.2-2.1m (4-7ft). Average growth rate: 30-45cm (12-18in) per year.
Height on despatch: 45-60cm (18-24in).
rootgrow™ can offer huge benefits to almost all garden plants. It is the only product that will support your plants for their entire lifetime, making it probably the best value purchase you will make. Comprising of (UK origin) Mycorrhizal fungi, rootgrow™ is 100% natural and is the only planting aid to carry the RHS seal of approval.
For better establishment, naturally healthier plants, better drought resistance and stronger flowering and fruiting, rootgrow™ is all you need. Mycorrhizal fungi will colonise the plant and develop into a huge secondary root system that will increase the root area of your plants by up to 700 times in just a few weeks. This will help the plant find essential nutrients, minerals and moisture, enabling the plant to establish quicker and reducing the risk of failure.
One simple application at planting time is all that is required. Once you have used this amazing product you will wonder how you ever managed to grow your plants without it!
Almost all new plants will benefit from rootgrow™ but there are a few exceptions: blueberries, cranberries, lingonberries, rhododendrons, azaleas, heathers & brassicas. It should be noted that using rootgrow™ on these plants will not harm them - it just won’t work.
One 150g sachet will treat up to 25 bare root plants or 7 x 3 litre pots.
Pack size: 150g.